eBook Reader Calibre 1.19 released! With Support for Over 60,000 Unicode Characters

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Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. Calibre 1.19 has been released on January 10, 2014 with some new features and bug fixes. One of these new features is the support for over 60,000 Unicode characters.

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New Features

- A new tool to insert special characters into the text, available via Edit->Insert special character. Supports all unicode characters (over 60,000 of them).

- When searching for text in the editor, center the found text on screen

- Driver for teXet TB-146SE.

- Show tooltips in the File Browser for ‘special’ files, such as the cover, opf, ncx, etc.

- When checking book, check for entries in the OPF whose mimetype does not match the file extension.

Also checkout What’s new page

Bug Fixes

- Fix marking a file as titlepage not working if the opf does not contain a <guide> section. Closes tickets: 1267643

- Fix errors when working on HTML files that parse as valid XML, but do not have the correct XHTML namespace.

- Fix typing non-English characters using an input method (key composing) in the author/tags/etc fields in the metadata dialog not working.

- Fix error when merging html files that include a currently opened file and a non-html file is also open

- Fix unnecessary error popup during shutdown if the wireless device driver is running and mdns de-registration fails.

- Add L´ and D´ as recognized articles when automatically computing sort strings for French.

- Fix changing mimetypes in the opf file not being detected when closing the opf file or running any automated tool like Check Book

Installing Calibre 1.19

This will show how to install calibre 1.19 in Ubuntu. Note that Calibre can be compiled from source but requires a set of dependencies. If you still want to compile from source, check the calibre download.

I recommend the method used below if you don’t know what to do. This is one command installation.

Open Terminal,

Copy, Paste and Run the command below. This will download the required files for your system architecture and install them for you.

$ sudo python -c "import sys; py3 = sys.version_info[0] > 2; u = __import__('urllib.request' if py3 else 'urllib', fromlist=1); exec(u.urlopen('http://status.calibre-ebook.com/linux_installer').read()); main()"

[sudo] password for enock: #ENTER PASSWORD

Enter the installation directory for calibre [/opt]: #PRESS ENTER

Will download and install calibre-1.19.0-x86_64.tar.bz2 
 Downloading calibre-1.19.0-x86_64.tar.bz2 
100% [======================================================================]

Downloaded 62751026 bytes 
Checking downloaded file integrity... 
Extracting files to /opt/calibre ...
Extracting application files... 
Creating symlinks...
 Symlinking /opt/calibre/fetch-ebook-metadata to /usr/bin/fetch-ebook-metadata
 Symlinking /opt/calibre/lrf2lrs to /usr/bin/lrf2lrs
 Symlinking /opt/calibre/ebook-convert to /usr/bin/ebook-convert
 Symlinking /opt/calibre/ebook-meta to /usr/bin/ebook-meta
 Symlinking /opt/calibre/ebook-edit to /usr/bin/ebook-edit
 Symlinking /opt/calibre/lrfviewer to /usr/bin/lrfviewer
 Symlinking /opt/calibre/calibre to /usr/bin/calibre
 Symlinking /opt/calibre/markdown-calibre to /usr/bin/markdown-calibre
 Symlinking /opt/calibre/calibre-debug to /usr/bin/calibre-debug
 Symlinking /opt/calibre/calibre-parallel to /usr/bin/calibre-parallel
 Symlinking /opt/calibre/web2disk to /usr/bin/web2disk
 Symlinking /opt/calibre/calibre-server to /usr/bin/calibre-server
 Symlinking /opt/calibre/calibre-customize to /usr/bin/calibre-customize
 Symlinking /opt/calibre/ebook-polish to /usr/bin/ebook-polish
 Symlinking /opt/calibre/ebook-viewer to /usr/bin/ebook-viewer
 Symlinking /opt/calibre/calibre-smtp to /usr/bin/calibre-smtp
 Symlinking /opt/calibre/lrs2lrf to /usr/bin/lrs2lrf
 Symlinking /opt/calibre/ebook-device to /usr/bin/ebook-device
 Symlinking /opt/calibre/calibredb to /usr/bin/calibredb
Setting up command-line completion...
Installing bash completion to /usr/share/bash-completion/calibre
Setting up desktop integration...
You can automate future calibre installs by specifying the
installation directory in the install command itself, like
this:

sudo python -c "import sys; py3 = sys.version_info[0] > 2; u = __import__('urllib.request' if py3 else 'urllib', fromlist=1); exec(u.urlopen('http://status.calibre-ebook.com/linux_installer').read()); main(install_dir='/opt')"
Change /opt above to whatever directory you want calibre to be automatically installed to

Run "calibre" to start calibre

You can now run calibre.

Enjoy.

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